I love the Bays and I have a real passion for people. These characteristics together with my background in property, are a perfect mix for my career in real estate.
I have lived in the Bays my entire life and I also chose to raise my own family in this wonderful area. It brings me great pleasure to value and market the homes here and work alongside the community in achieving great results for their most valuable assets.
Prior to moving to residential sales, I completed a Bachelor of Business Studies in Property Valuation and I have over a decade of commercial property management and accounting experience. From maintaining positive landlord and tenant relationships, advocating and negotiating on their behalf, I learned how to produce great results for my buyers and sellers. Together with my eye for detail, it enables me to create a stress-free campaign for my clients.
I bring a refreshing and energetic approach to real estate. My local knowledge, and a desire to genuinely advocate for my client's needs, are the foundations on which my career is built.
Choose me to work alongside you when marketing your biggest asset. It would be an honour to work with you to achieve your property goals.
My family and I sold two properties and moved overseas in the space of a few months and Andrea was there to guide us through the entire process from start to finish. She was definitely a big part of why we were still smiling at the end of what was a very stressful time. Andrea has a unique ability to be a positive, motivating force while at the same time being a calming, reassuring presence. Her professionalism and communication was excellent throughout and she empowered us to make the right choices when it came to key decisions. We are very happy with the results Andrea achieved for us and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her as a real estate salesperson.Michael Burrows - Torbay
Andrea and Kyra brought a great mix of enthusiasm, energy and local knowledge when dealing with our family and our property. We felt they had a genuine interest and connection with the property and wanted to market it at its very best. Andrea and Kyra kept us well informed throughout and made the whole process easy, with their knowledge and experience evident. All information was well presented, clear and concise.F Ackroyd - Torbay
We had the absolute pleasure of dealing with Andrea Tavae for the recent sale of our home in Torbay. From beginning to end, Andrea was very pleasant and communicated well with us. A consummate professional, she kept us well informed, providing thorough updates and sales reports each week. Most importantly, Andrea listened to our objectives and acted in our best interests at all times.
We couldn't be happier with the outcome and would not hesitate to recommend Andrea to others looking for similar success in the sale of their home.Jono & Jaime - Torbay
Andrea and Oliver exceeded our expectations with the genuine service they provided throughout the process of selling our home. They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and ensure all questions were answered and I felt at ease during the entire process. I was truly impressed and would definitely use them again should the need arise. Andrea helped me even after the sale of our home went through and showed true kindness in assisting me with my move and helping to get me set up in my new home with ease - she is simply terrific!C Swindale - Charmaine Place, Torbay
For me, the business of selling my home was pretty stressful. I had worked on it for the previous nine years and made it into a very convenient and comfortable home so for me, there was some real grief involved in selling it.
When I walked into the Barfoot & Thompson office and met Andrea, I immediately felt comfortable with her. I had already met up with salespeople who were keen to make me feel pressured so that they could get my business and was repelled by this kind of salesperson. The thing about Andrea is that she is very compassionate and empathetic; she knows this is pretty tough for you and she says "I will be with you all the way" and she really means it. She has the professional skills to do exactly that. She has a background in property valuation and really knows how to help. Whatever question I asked, she had the answers. Some salespeople are too pushy and some are just lazy. They can't answer basic questions about the property they are selling, but Andrea really does her homework .
As well as marketing our home in her very diligent way, she also helped a lot with advice about other homes I was considering buying, such as what they were worth, what were the downsides of this area etc, and she even came with me to support me when I was bidding at an auction for the first time.
I would recommend her to anyone. She did the marketing well and got a good price. She is also someone I feel I can turn to any time for property advice. It seems she is a new kind of salesperson, offering kindness and emotional support !! ...as well as marketing know-how.R H - Torbay
Andrea sold our house at Emlyn Place, Torbay, Auckland.
I was most impressed with Andrea’s dedication, positive attitude; always having a smile, and how she went the extra mile, time after time for the open homes.
Andrea’s standards are very high and I have not seen any salesperson put as much work and effort in the process of selling a house, in helping us present our house as if it was her own, complete with colouring paper and pencils for the children, soft background music playing from her bluetooth speaker, some nice candles lit; she even wiped the porch if we had not done it to her standard. Simply, she is amazing!
At the start, Andrea wrote an extensive report about the sales expectations, time schedules and during the sales process, kept us informed and produced weekly reports of visitors who viewed our house. She helped us with her expertise where we needed it and treated all visitors and us with respect and kindness.
I recommend Andrea to anybody who wants to sell a property and feel sure you will get the best results you can expect. If I ever sell a property again, I certainly will contact Andrea, hoping she will be available again.
Wishing you all the best in your career as a real estate salesperson Andrea. Thank you so much for your help.
Warm regardsGerard Boterman & Phyllis Dean
We had the pleasure of engaging Andrea Tavae to sell our home in Torbay.
We found Andrea to be professional and an excellent communicator. She made herself available to give us progress reports and to answer our (many) questions, which helped make the process more predictable for us. Her in-depth knowledge of the local area and changing market added to our confidence.
Andrea marketed the house well and attracted a lot of interest through the open homes. We were impressed by her positive outlook and can-do attitude, as well as her calm, friendly manner. Andrea ensured that the right people were in the auction room on the day where we achieved a great outcome.
We would not hesitate to recommend Andrea to anyone wishing to sell their home in the Bays.Matt & Tamzin Walker
Thank you so much Andrea for guiding us through the stressful time of selling our Long Bay home. We are very happy to recommend you to anyone considering selling or buying property.
You stepped up when you were needed and were there for us at each and every twist and turn in the process. Your caring calm kept us sane and your professionalism got the job done and we were very pleased with the result!
Your smile reassured us and your ability to juggle lawyers, purchasers and real estate salespeople was amazing! We specially thank you for your advice on the issues around our new purchase.
It has been a delight working with you and we wish you every success for the future.David Shaw & Pam Boyce